This is going to get me into a lot of trouble but I’ve never been a big fan of Jasmine Star, the uber wedding photographer of the moment. (That’s more than a bit harsh.)
Anyway check her website to see why but then again aging 60-year-old white grumpy males are not her target audience. Hip new brides with big budgets for their photo needs are and she hits her target market right on.
Ms Star is the guest blogger at Scott Kelby’s Photoshop Insider (which you should all be subscribing to whether or not you use Photoshop) and she has graciously written out her typical shooting schedule for her wedding photography business.
If you’re an up-and-coming wedding photographer or maybe you’re Uncle Joe and you’ve been asked to shoot your niece’s wedding, then there is a world of good information here. Ms Star is also a much better photographer than I’ll ever be when it comes to weddings so despite my uncalled for comments, read what she has to say and critique her photos as you’ll learn a lot about what it takes to be a great wedding photographer by doing so.
Okay so why am I not a member of the Jasmine Star fan club. Jealousy would come to mind.
Even though I don’t appreciate the “glamour girl with a camera” approach (BTW same goes for Metrosexual Man with a Camera or Macho Male with a Camera and there are more than a few of these folks out there on the Internet….I’m more inclined to love human being with a heart and a camera approach…but that’s just my opinion).
For example, I’ve kinda have a crush on Mostly Lisa when it comes to shooters. Lisa Bettany lives in British Columbia and is drop-dead gorgeous (she was a model and probably still is) and a really talented photographer. Her big claim to fame IMHO is she doesn’t take herself too seriously. With Lisa, what you see is what you get which is tons of talent and a young woman who I hope is enjoying life to the fullest.
Lisa had a video of herself doing a bungy jump (she was a commenator for a BC TV channel and leapt off a bridge with a camera attached to herself) but for some reasons it was taken down. This young woman is fearless. Take an hour or so and read her blog postings. Again, you’ll be a much better photographer as a result.